If you’ve never listened to your gut, now is probably the time to start.
Leading nutritionist Shona Wilkinson gives us her top food choices that can improve our digestive system.
“Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickled vegetables in brine, yoghurt, buttermilk and kefir would be a great start to kick start your digestion, as they help feed the friendly bacteria which reside in our gut helping them to multiply in a healthy environment.”
“Fibre rich foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus and green beans may help relieve digestive discomfort and enhance overall digestive health.”
“Bone broth is important for healing the gut and aid healthy digestion. The gelatine found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid, this means it attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby enhancing digestion. Bone broths are also rich in glycine, an amino acid (protein) found in collagen, which is important in maintaining a healthy gut lining.”
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“Turmeric is rich in curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly useful for inflammation in the gut. Turmeric also helps with fat digestion, along with supporting the liver.”
“Healthy fats such as salmon, seafood, nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, and pure olive oil should be included in your diet. Fat molecules are a rich source of energy for the body and help the body to absorb vitamins.”
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